Science news: Mining past publications, students carrying coffee, women in leadership, funding opportunities

Top science articles for Saturday, July 6 2019.

Mining Publications

‘Unsupervised word embeddings capture latent knowledge from materials science literature’:

Our findings highlight the possibility of extracting knowledge and relationships from the massive body of scientific literature in a collective manner, and point towards a generalized approach to the mining of scientific literature.

Students serving coffee

‘Committee members shouldn’t expect Ph.D. students to serve coffee and pastries’:

We shouldn’t have to spend our money buying overpriced fruit salad or know how to make coffee to be considered successful graduate students. Our research should be enough.

Women in leadership

‘Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills’:

Leaders need to take a hard look at what gets in the way of promoting women in their organizations. Clearly, the unconscious bias that women don’t belong in senior level positions plays a big role.

Funding Opportunities

‘Early Career Funding Opportunities’:

This is a continuously updated repository of federal and private funding opportunities that are intended for late postdoctoral investigators and early-career faculty, usually those at or below the rank of assistant professor.